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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Jenna Kernan

Publishers Weekly bestselling author Jenna Kernan writes domestic thrillers and fast-paced crime thrillers described by readers as “jaw-dropping,” “riveting,” “gritty,” and “gripping.” She received a 2021 Silver Falchion award nomination from Killer Nashville and is a 2021 bronze medal winner in the Florida Book Awards Popular Fiction category for her debut thriller, A Killer’s Daughter.

Jenna is a genre-jumper with roots in romantic suspense and has written more than thirty books. Her new gripping crime thrillers, A Killer’s Daughter and The Hunted Girls feature a criminal psychologist, and daughter of an infamous female serial killer, facing a series of murders in Florida. Her May release, The Adoption, is a domestic thriller set in Tampa and introduces a couple whose nearly perfect life seems complete with the arrival of a new baby, but their happy family turns into a nightmare when dark secrets and a menacing woman threaten.